HIST 248
The Caribbean: From Slavery to Independence Fall 2014
Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed HIST 248 / AFR 248
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This course explores the history of the Caribbean from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, focusing on a comparative approach to British, French, Spanish, and American rule in the region. It will concentrate on the history of Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Topics to be covered include: comparative slave systems; plantation economies; revolution, rebellion and resistance; voodoo and slave religions; indentured labor and intra-Caribbean migration; free persons of color, mulattoes, and West Indian color hierarchies; class and color; trade unionism; communism; the independence movements; the failed West Indies Federation, CARIFTA and CARICOM; Black Power; women in the contemporary Caribbean; migration; and the legacies of slavery and colonialism.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 25
Expected: 20
Class#: 1110
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, a midterm and final examination, and a 10- to 12-page research paper
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
Prerequisites: none; open to all
Enrollment Preferences: Africana Studies concentrators; History majors
Distributions: Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
HIST 248 Division II AFR 248 Division II
Attributes: AFR Core Electives
HIST Group D Electives - Latin America + Caribbean
HIST Group G Electives - Global History
INST Latin American Studies Electives
LATS Countries of Origin + Transnationalism Elect
MAST Interdepartmental Electives

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